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Follow those zebras : solving a migration mystery / Sandra Markle.

Markle, Sandra (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J 599.6657 MAR (Text) 33500013248984 New Available -
Lake Park LINK Site J 599.6657 MAR (Text) 33500013248992 New Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library j 599.6657 MAR (Text) 35500006283574 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781541538375
  • ISBN: 1541538374
  • Physical Description: 40 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A very strange mystery -- Tracking down clues -- The big surprise -- Zebras are leaders -- The rest of the mystery -- Could there be trouble ahead? -- Sharing and wondering.
Summary, etc.:
"Every year in Namibia, about two thousand zebras suddenly disappear from their grazing area along the Chobe River. Months later, the herd returns. Where do they go? And why? Thanks to satellite-tracking collars, scientists were able to solve the mystery, but several questions remain. Award-winning science author Sandra Markle reveals the process scientists used to study the zebras, and she also delves into the science of migration, exploring how animals know where to go, how to get there, and when to leave." --

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #1
    How can you lose 2,000 plains zebras? In the Chobe River region of Namibia, this is exactly what was happening each dry season. The local zebra herd would leave and return like clockwork, but no one knew where—or why—they were going. The strangeness of this phenomenon struck research scientist Robin Naidoo, who decided to get to the bottom of the mystery. Markle describes Naidoo's efforts to monitor the elusive herd via GPS tracking collars (subduing a wild zebra is no easy feat!) and the resultant discovery of the longest overland large mammal migration: 593 miles, round trip, between Botswana's Nxai Pan National Park and Namibia. Supplementing his work with large photos and maps, all clearly captioned, Markle delivers information on zebra behavior, as well as Naidoo's connection between the migration and zebras' breeding cycle, something that will likely be negatively affected by global warming. The well-organized and interesting subject matter makes this a solid choice, and the realistic glimpse into how scientists problem-solve and conduct field research adds to its value. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Zebras > Migration > Namibia > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Juvenile works.

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